It was 19th Century English painter and poet William Blake who told us, “The eyes are windows to the soul “
Why is this?
Our eyes look out to the world through a complex lens, not unlike a camera – a bulb attached via delicate ligaments and muscles. These adjust in small incremental movements in harmony with our more extensive and more robust physical bodily actions.
Our eyes watch and continually reposition as we walk, run, work, relax, cry, love, and live. Our eyes continually give neurofeedback to our brain’s complex computer, sorting, shifting, and filing data – all the while, what we see also impacts our mindset and, as Blake would put it, our soul. When stressed, reliving traumatic events or stressful memories in our mind, or just generally “stuck in a negative mindset,” our eyes, with their fine motor movements, are the first to witness and supply “all” information to our conscious and unconscious mind.
This remembrance can get ‘locked into our being’ and cause us to relive events that we feel are impossible to get past. Fortunately, many discoveries have been made along the way concerning the unique movements of the eyes, what they mean to our stress systems, and how we may personally benefit.
The importance of eye movements to a Kinesiologist
Many have heard of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a trauma-release method using eye movements developed by American Psychologist Dr. Francine Shapiro in 1987 (Shapiro, 2018). Many do not know that before EMDR took a foothold in Psychology as a treatment option, Kinesiologists were already using them as an effective tool for defusing a person’s conscious and unconscious emotional stress after muscle monitoring has discovered stress held in a client’s eye muscles and ligaments.
In fact, at the point of writing this article, Kinesiologists have been utilizing eye movement methods as corrections for 40 years. This video on the Eye-motional Processes™ YouTube Channel explains more.
The origins of Eye movement-based Kinesiology
The origins of eye movement-based Kinesiology were influenced by Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) founders Richard Bandler and John Grinder, who, in 1979, discovered that eye positions access different parts of the brain and relate to how we process sensory information and communicate with others (Grinder, 1979). From 1982, methods using the eyes became an effective tool in Kinesiology when the founder of Applied Kinesiology, Dr. George Goodheart, discovered they helped defuse a client’s stressful memories (Dewe & Dewe, 1987-1999). In 1985, Dr. Wayne Topping, founder of Wellness Kinesiology Institute, added that eye movements, when combined with the other senses, such as touch, auditory and visual, increase the success of stressful emotion diffusion in the client (Topping, 1985). He was also the first Kinesiologist to do eye rotations as corrections, rather than just eye positions on their own (Topping, 1985).
Developments in Eye movement-based Kinesiology
Developments continued in 1986 when Three-in-One Kinesiology founders Gordon Stokes and Daniel Whiteside detected the importance of the muscular system cradling the eye; discovered different eye positions access different emotional states; and discovered a connection between where the eyes were positioned immediately after a traumatic emotional injury or stress occurred. (Stokes & Whiteside, 1986 and 2001). Taking these professional discoveries further for Kinesiologists working with clients with learning and development, in 1998, John Thie, founder of Touch for Health, determined how specific open-eye movements displayed stress patterns in a client experiencing learning difficulties (Thie, 1999).
Advancing on the professional discoveries of Goodheart, Topping, Stokes, and Whiteside, in 1999, significant developments in the professional Kinesiology arena began to emerge. In early 1999, Dr. Sheldon Deal, the International College of Applied Kinesiology co-founder, determined that eye-rotations act like windscreen wipers to clear existing stress records in the brain so a person may move forward in their lives (Deal, 1999). In the same year, Dr. Bruce Dewe and Joan Dewe (MD), co-founders of the International College of Professional Kinesiology Practice, discovered that when other Kinesiology techniques, like temporal tapping, were combined at the same time the client was also doing eye rotations, it defused negative emotional charges in clients. (Dewe & Dewe, 1987-1999 and 1999-2000).
Eye movements and Modern Kinesiology Practice
In 2013, Internationally Accredited Kinesiologist Amanda Lynne advanced upon the earlier work of Kinesiologists Goodheart, Topping, Stokes, Whiteside, Deal, Thie, Dewe & Dewe to create a Modern Kinesiology method which applies eye movements, muscle testing, and energy frequencies, and auditory processing into her Kinesiology-Meditations called Eye-motional Processes™.
The 6 Processes© and accompanying Chart of Emotions© were created in 2013, have been tested on over 100 case studies, and are used Internationally by thousands of individuals.
To discover Eye-motional Processes™, visit HERE .
Amanda Lynne’s Modern Kinesiology-Meditation Processes© enable brain rewiring to become accessible as a clinical tool for Kinesiologists as well as a home-use tool for individuals seeking affordable self-guided stress and trauma release methods that provide sustainable and changeable results for the listener. Individuals seeking to gain professional guidance and engage in deeper release with the application of Processes© can attend an online or face-to-face Kinesiology session with a trained Eye-motional Processes™ Practitioner.
Trained Kinesiologists and current Kinesiology students are able to undertake Eye-motional Processes™ Short Courses to learn this modern Kinesiology tool. Practitioner Training Levels 1-6 are also available for Kinesiologists seeking to specialize in brain rewiring and trauma release in their clinical practice. For more information about Eye-motional Processes™ Practitioner Courses, visit HERE
Eye movement Based Kinesiology for stress and trauma release
Through their discoveries, these Kinesiology professionals, and others, have created various Kinesiology methods and Balances where ‘Eye positions, eye rotations, and Visual pathways are applied as ways to defuse any eye muscle patterning which has become fixated as stress within a client’s mindset, towards a place of ease and equilibrium (Vale, 1993). Based on the historical research of Clinical Kinesiologists since 1982, it is understandable why eye movements have been and still are an effective Kinesiology method for clearing fixated stress, trauma, and complex emotional states in clients.
Eye-motional Processes™ provides individuals and Practitioners with an easy to use tool that provides access to these methods for home and clinic use.
Article by Internationally Accredited Kinesiologist Amanda Lynne. Featured in the Australian Kinesiology Association In Touch Magazine: Issue #143 Spring 2022.
Amanda Lynne is a Level 5 Internationally Accredited Kinesiologist, Course Facilitator, and the Founder of Eye-motional Processes™ the Kinesiology-Meditation Processes© for Brain Rewiring.
Amanda has been trained in five different Modalities of Kinesiology since 1998 and holds a Bachelor of Education and a Certificate IV in Aromatherapy.
Amanda’s Short Courses and Practitioner Level Courses teach International Kinesiologists how to apply Eye-motional Processes™ as a clinic tool alongside a variety of Balance Protocols to meet client’s needs, especially where trauma and complex stress are concerned.